Etymology of the words 'vedi' in ritual context

H.B.Dave hbd at DDIT.ERNET.IN
Fri Jun 30 03:28:54 UTC 2000

Sven Ekelin wrote:

> On June 27, 2000, Himanshu Dave wrote:
>       >Kindly look up RV I-164-39, read with I-164-35
>       >and contemplate what do those mantras say.
> On June 28, 2000, I wrote:
>      >I have done so, and I*m still contemplating.
>      >At least to me, your point is not overly lucid.
> On June 29, 2000, professor Dave made the following elucidation:
>      >I am ready to accept etymology of vedi based on veda (grass)
>      >provided linguists agree with me that grass {veda, barhi} means
>      >neurons of the human brain, i.e. the brain belonging to
>      >yajamaana. But will they?
> I wouln*t bet on it.
> As for my contemplation, it is still going on. My undeveloped neuronic
> grass-bundles need much more time to fathom the depths of professor
> Dave*s brahmodayas.

I suggest that it might help the process if you do occassional yaj~na on
a vedi that is
strewn  "veda (grass)". I am quite serious.

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-- Himanshu

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